2.2.8 Bangladesh Cox's Bazar Airport

General Information






21.452194 (21° 27' 07.90" N)


91.963889 (091° 57' 50.00" E)


12 feet (4 meters)

Magnetic Variation

000° W (05/06)

Operating Agency

CAAB (Landing Fees and Diplomatic Clearance May be Required)

Ground handling

No equipment is available now. Only few hand trolleys and Ladder are available which are again arranged by the individual operators.




Standard Asiatic Oil Ltd has been entrusted with the responsivity of proving Fuel to all the visiting aircrafts. At present they have 3 Fuel tanks with capacity of total 1,00,000 Ltr. They are located at the Airport vicinity and have 2 Refuellers to provide fuel to the aircrafts. They have 15 personnel at Cox’s Bazar (Contact Mr Nazmul, Manager-01715313454).

Storage Capacity

Nil, but the concrete parking area can be used for emergency purpose by raising temporary sheds over an area of approx. 45,000 sq ft.

Operation Hours

08:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Man power

Total 150 (CAAB-70+Attached-30+Project-50)

Security arrangement

Construction works are going on, so no fool-proof boundary wall is there. Own security personnel and Ansar is looking after the security of Airport.

Cox's Bazar Airport started as a domestic airport in 1956. Due to the damage of the airport during liberation war in 1971, Cox's Bazar Airport was re-opened as a domestic airport at the end of 1971. This airport is situated on 941 acres of land. Cox's Bazar Airport is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. The airport is located 1.5 kilometres from Cox's Bazar City and 396km from Dhaka. This Airport operates only Cox’s Bazar- Dhaka passenger flights, but recently there is a flight between Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram twice a week. Ffour airlines are operating their passenger flights from and to Cox's Bazar Airport.

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd
  • Novo Air Ltd
  • Us Bangla Airlines Ltd
  • Regent Airways Ltd

And following five cargo flights are operating their flights from Cox's Bazar Airport to Jashore for carrying fish fries.

  • Sky Capital Airlines Ltd (3 FSO B737's)
  • Bismillah Airlines Ltd (operating 2 aircraft; one AN28 and one HS-740)
  • True Aviation Ltd (one AN26)
  • Easy air Ltd (one SAAB 340).

Following facilities are available at the airport:

  • Car parking
  • Drinking water
  • VIP/CIP Lounges
  • Ramp and wheel chair facilities.
  • Free Wi-Fi service

Md Abdullah Faruk

Airport Manager, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Cell: 01708167294, Telephone: +880341-52353, +880341-64479, Email:

TWR: +880341-62010








9000 x 125 feet (2743 x 38 meters)

Bituminous Concrete




Runway 17

Runway 35


Bituminous concrete

Bituminous concrete

True Heading




21.461336 (21° 27' 40.81" N)

21.443056 (21° 26' 35.00" N)


91.962044 (091° 57' 43.36" E)

91.965731 (091° 57' 56.63" E)


12.0 feet (4 meters)

12.0 feet (4 meters)

Landing Distance

8860 feet (2700 meters)

8860 feet (2700 meters)

Takeoff Distance

9500 feet (2895 meters)

9500 feet (2895 meters)

Overrun Length

460 feet (140 meters)

490 feet (149 meters)

Future Development

Considering the importance and traffic at the present scenario the government has decided to expand and upgrade the Cox’s Bazar Airport to an international airport, its 2nd largest. Development works are going on and the new terminal building is expected to be completed by 2020. To promote Cox's Bazar Airport as International Airport, a project called Cox's Bazar Airport Development Project is in progress. Following works are being carried out under the project:

  • Increase the runway length from 9,000 feet to 10,000 feet.
  • Establishment of Airfield Ground Lighting System
  • Purchase  of firefighting vehicle
  • ILS, DVOR, DME, FIDS, PA system etc.
  • Construction of new terminal building on-going

Cox’s Bazar international airport is a huge proposed project by the government handled by the civil aviation authority of Bangladesh to provide the international standard facilities to the incoming passengers. Due to the geographical location and tourism characteristic of the area there is a continued air traffic growth that encourages Cox’s Bazar International Airport to be design more appropriately and equipped with better facilities. Beside the above ongoing development works, a master plan has been taken in hand to make this airport a modern international airport by 2030. As per this master plan total land over the area west of the existing runway till seashore is being acquisitioned. Necessary earth filling works is in progress to expand the runway up to 10,000 feet. The settlers of that area will be rehabilitated in a suitable area by the government.

For additional information, please see the following documents: 

Bangladesh Common Information Airport Charges

Bangladesh Airports additional info

Bangladesh Costs 2013 Airfield Charges

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

For contact details, please see the following link: 

4.5 Bangladesh Airport Contact List

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